Certified Nursing Assistants
Certified Nursing Assistants are crucial members of any health care team. They are continuously working under the direction of a nurse. (RN or LPN/LVN) CNAs also provide hands on nursing care to patients, residents, clients and customers in various health care settings. CNAs usually provide assistance with self-care, such as bathing, dressing, eating, toileting and oral care to patients who are unable to complete these tasks on their own. CNAs are often often the staff member, who will read the patient’s vital signs, weigh the patients and they measure the patient’s height.
CNA exams are normally taken in two parts. There is a written component and a hands-on skills component. The written component of the test is typically in a multiple-choice format and will evaluate the CNAs knowledge of the subjects that all CNAs are expected to know.
Anyone writing a CNA exam must have a high school diploma or GED.
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- Question 1 of 21
You are asked to ambulate a patient BID during your shift. That means you will ambulate the patient how often?CorrectIncorrect
BID is a medical abbreviation, which derives from the original Latin term “Bis in die” which means twice a day. QD is once a day, TID is three times a day, and QID is four times a day.
- Question 2 of 21
Assuring your patient that you are listening is usually the best response to give. Which of the options below would be the best method of exhibiting good listening skills?CorrectIncorrect
Stopping what you are doing, facing your patient and making eye contact are all ways to signal that you are listening and to show them that what they are saying is important. The other options may dissuade future conversations.
- Question 3 of 21
When beginning a procedure on a patient, there are certain steps to follow from start to finish. As a nursing assistant, it is extremely important to do which of the following tasks FIRST in the process:CorrectIncorrect
While all the options are correct steps in patient procedures; the first step should always be checking the patient’s identification.
- Question 4 of 21
Which option is the most important for effective communication with a completely deaf patient?CorrectIncorrect
Although some of the options may be acceptable for someone who has even a slight percentage of hearing; it is important, when dealing with a patient who cannot hear any sound, to have an easy alternative method of communication.
- Question 5 of 21
Which of the following is not a part of the process for documenting in a patient’s medical record?CorrectIncorrect
A medical record is a legal document. Entries are never to be erased. The other options are all part of the process for documenting in a patient’s medical record.
- Question 6 of 21
Your patient is having surgery tomorrow. Which of the following orders indicate that the patient should ingest nothing by mouth?CorrectIncorrect
NPO is the medical abbreviation for ‘nothing by mouth.’ NOC is the medical abbreviation for ‘night.’ NKA is the medical abbreviation for ’no known allergies.’ And MN stands for Midnight.
- Question 7 of 21
Your patient tells you that he is frustrated and plans on leaving the building without having received medical approval. They say they have already called their relatives. What should your first line of communication be?CorrectIncorrect
The nurse is the one who should report these types of incidents to other staff members who are part of the healthcare team, including the patient’s physician.
- Question 8 of 21
Which of the following must be reported to the charge nurse “STAT?”CorrectIncorrect
A normal adult’s radial pulse is 60-100 beats per minute, depending on their activity level. 135 beats per minute is above normal and should be addressed immediately. The respiratory rate of 18 falls in a “normal” category and cloudy urine or loose stools may be a problem but not something that necessitates the label “STAT.”
- Question 9 of 21
There is a process that an NA must follow upon entering a patient’s room for the first time. Which of the following is NOT a part of that process?CorrectIncorrect
It is not necessary for the patient to see your licensing cards. The other options establish a level of courtesy, respect for privacy and personal engagement with your patient.
- Question 10 of 21
A patient’s input and output must be documented:CorrectIncorrect
As an NA, you record the totals throughout your shift and they are always documented before you leave for the day. The other options are incorrect.
- Question 11 of 21
A patient who has difficulties with their memory, needs a nursing assistant who will:CorrectIncorrect
A patient who has difficulties with their memory may feel worse if they are reminded of their forgetfulness. Joking and laughing may often cause embarrassment and could show disrespect towards the patient. Difficulties with memory may require more of your time when dealing with your patient, so time spent actively listening and showing care is definitely the best answer in this case.
- Question 12 of 21
Each of the following are symptoms of a possible visual impairment, except:CorrectIncorrect
Not sleeping well can be caused by a number of reasons. However, visual impairment would not be one of them. Each of the other options, are common indicators that your patient has a visual impairment.
- Question 13 of 21
If your patient is unable to smell smoke, they increase their use of salt and sugar on foods, they ask for a magnifying glass to read and they ask for the volume to be turned up while they are watching television; what would the most likely diagnoses be?CorrectIncorrect
When a patient loses or feels a reduction in the use of their taste, smell, hearing or sight senses, this is usually a sign of sensory impairment. Sensory overload and sensory stimulation are an increase to the patient’s senses and sensory depravation is when there is a deliberate reduction or elimination of stimuli to the senses.
- Question 14 of 21
One of the following is extremely important when a patient is being admitted to a new care facility. Which is the best choice?CorrectIncorrect
The patient must always have input regarding their needs and wishes. Family members may always add or correct the information, should the patient confuse any details. It is the care facility’s duty to build a rapport with the patient and the patient needs to feel like they have been a part of the entire process. More often than not, family members have just as much difficulty accepting the placement in the facility as the patient. Therefore it is comforting for both parties to have facility staff to take a personal interest in their patients.
- Question 15 of 21
Which of the following should a nursing assistant do if a patient becomes upset and frustrated?CorrectIncorrect
Aggravating a resident by trying to reason with them, can cause agitation. Saying that everyone gets upset over some things from time-to-time does not validate the patient’s feelings that they have the right to be upset. Offering to listen and tell the health care team will allow them to vent their frustrations and to know that you care enough about their well being to try and get them additional help.
- Question 16 of 21
You have been told that you left something important off the patient’s daily input chart. All of the following must always be included except:CorrectIncorrect
The nurse will always chart a patient’s intravenous fluids. All of the other choices would be required documentation on the patient’s intake records.
- Question 17 of 21
Which of the following options would NOT be a primary reason for an indwelling catheter to be taped down?CorrectIncorrect
Although taping a patient’s catheter down may inadvertently let family members and visitors know that the indwelling catheter is not to be removed, this is not the primary reason why it is done. All of the other choices are correct.
- Question 18 of 21
Of the following options, which one contributes to bad communication between a nursing assistant and a resident?CorrectIncorrect
Each of the above options can individually interfere with the communication between a nursing assistant and their patient. All of them combined could make communication even more difficult. By listening to your patient carefully and observing their behaviour, an NA can sometimes notice small nuances and ‘read between the lines.’ This can enable them to be even more understanding of what type of response is needed. As their caregiver, you must take the time to explain procedures and ask if your patient has any questions.
- Question 19 of 21
Some non-verbal communication could send a negative message to your patient. Which of the following is an example of this?CorrectIncorrect
This question was created to test your understanding of unspoken actions or behaviour that could provide a negative message to your patient. Keeping your hands on your hips with pursed lips sends a poor message, whether you have said anything or not. All of the other choices are also poor communication techniques but they are verbal.
- Question 20 of 21
Which of the following options best describes the most likely reaction that a patient would have after overhearing a nursing assistant criticize their fellow co-workers?CorrectIncorrect
If a patient were to hear a nursing assistant criticize their fellow co-workers, it makes the patient feel uncomfortable. The patient might worry that you are also doing the same thing to them whenever they are not around. Speaking in this manner shows a lack of empathy for others and will make your patient feel less likely to open up to you or that your care is insincere.
- Question 21 of 21
Which of the following options is not at all helpful when dealing with a patient who has a speech impairment?CorrectIncorrect
It will only further frustrate your patient if you try and complete his sentences. It will also make him feel like you are rushing him through the conversation. The other options are all appropriate actions to take while you’re dealing with a patient who has a speech impairment.